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    Default Speedtraps in Illinois on I-57 every Sunday

    I travel I-57 north every Sunday in Illinois. Except for 1 time out of 30 trips, they've been out there, usually from MP 280 to 320, and sometimes around their 220 MP cop shop. Anyway, my detector is several years old. It doesn't have POP but has laser detect. I've never had a detect on any of these speedtraps.

    Today, I noticed the cop that was using whatever device he was using to catch the perps. I didn't get a real good look but it was a handheld gun. He was pointing it out his open passenger window at oncoming traffic. It was black and looked to be about 6 inches high by 4 inches wide. I didn't see the the length of it or what the front looked like as I was travelling too fast to see all of that. He was pointing it as I passed and I had no detect whatsoever. What the heck was it?

    I was using a Whistler 1730. Works fine around where I live in Indiana for the locals. I also have a Whistler 1610 but if it has laser detect, it doesn't have rear detect.

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    It was probably a laser, if he was pointing it out the open window at cars. Was he holding it up to his face as if to aim it via a scope? If he was, it was definitely laser. Look for two lenses on the face next time.
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    Ive been lasered twice on I57 north passing through IL. Both times it was a laser speed trap where they shoot from an overpass and have multiple chase cars. This was between I64 and I70, I think it was a little north of I64.

    Jim

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    I do believe I saw 2 lenses; one over the other.

    So I'm guessing my detector is crap at detecting laser.

    I have seen them on the overpass several times. One time a guy just popped up as I was going over a bridge. He was in the median just as it goes down to the road under I-57. I didn't see a gun but he did have a radio and was talking on it. Just after the overpass I noticed 1 cop car sitting on the entrance ramp and then a couple with cars pulled over on up a ways.

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    Now I have an X50 so we'll see what I get. Of course this last Sunday, they weren't out, which is real unusual.

 

 

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